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  • Services Saturday For Philanthropist Charles E. Lakin

    Mills County philanthropist Charles E. Lakin died March 28 at the age of 94. Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Emerson with burial to follow in the Emerson Cemetery.

    Mr. Lakin is survived by his wife, Florence, three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    A graduate of Emerson High School, Charles Lakin farmed for much of his life.

  • Ernst Would Support Trump On GOP Ticket

    Sen. Joni Ernst says Donald Trump will have her support in the November presidential election if he’s the nominee of the Republican Party.

    “I will support whoever the nominee is,” Iowa’s freshman senator told The Opinion-Tribune following a town hall meeting Thursday morning at Glenwood City Hall. “I think it is that important that we unify our party and work on issues that are important to the American people.”

  • Nurse From Glenwood Among Iowa's Best

    A Glenwood woman says she’s “honored” and “humbled” to be named one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses.

    Dee McIntyre, a registered nurse in the emergency room at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, is southwest Iowa’s lone recipient of the award this year. The 1978 Glenwood Community High School graduate has worked at Mercy Hospital for 26 years following stints at the Shenandoah Medical Center and Glenwood State Hospital-School (Glenwood Resource Center).

  • Glenwood Man, 61, Faces Charges After Standoff With Police

    A 61-year-old Glenwood man is facing multiple charges following a standoff with law enforcement officers Tuesday night, March 8.

    Around 6:30 p.m., Glenwood Police officers responded to a call about a domestic disturbance involving an armed man at 914 Green St.

    The victim inside the residence was able to escape and then informed  police officers that the man inside, later identified as Thomas Sawyer, had firearms and one was loaded.

  • Glenwood's Star-Spangled Sendoff

    Glenwood will have the feel of the Fourth of July when bicyclists come to town this summer for the start of RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa).

  • Congressional candidate makes stop in Glenwood

    Third district U.S. House of Representatives candidate Desmund Adams made a stop in Glenwood last Tuesday as part of his tour of the district’s 16 Iowa counties.

    Adams, 41, of Clive, threw his hat into the third district ring last July. He has never held public office before but was the first Democrat challenger to enter the race against third district Republican incumbent David Young and is the first African-American to ever seek federal office in Iowa. Adams is running, he said, to make a better third district and a better Iowa.

  • Adventure race coming to Glenwood area June 11

    Orienteering, running, mountain biking, canoeing.
    No, that’s not a list of summer camp activities, it’s the list of events for an adventure race Mills County will host in and around Glenwood this June.

    Adventure Race Glewood will have contestants earning points by reaching check marks on the unmarked course. The multi-disciplinary team sport consists of teams of one or two participating in timed running, bicycling, canoeing and navigating events through 25 checkpoints throughout the county, starting and finishing at Glenwood Lake Park.

  • City hires interim finance director to help set 2016-2017 budget

    Avoca city manager Clint Fichter has been hired as an interim financial manager for the city of Glenwood.

    Fichter, who also owns a financial consulting service and law firm, will oversee the city’s finances and budget process while a search is conducted to replace Brian Kissel, who was terminated last month as city administrator and financial director.

    Kissel’s termination came just as the city was preparing its budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

  • Impact of last year’s bird flu outbreak still being felt

    Scientists from the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Dairy Association call it H5N2.

    Others call it Avian Influenza or the bird flu.
    Poultry farmers in Iowa in the last year have called it an epidemic – in their flocks and their ledger columns.

    The virus swept through the Midwest last spring, killing more than 40 million chickens mostly in Iowa, the nation’s No. 1 egg producer, at a cost of more than $200 million in losses, according to the Iowa Poultry Association. Poultry shortages caused egg and chicken prices to skyrocket.

  • Mills, Fremont County towns on Day 1 route for RAGBRAI riders

    For the first time in the 44-year history of RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), the city of Malvern will serve as a pass-through town.